From First Friday celebrations to free yoga, here’s what to expect from your local farmers markets this weekend.
8 a.m. to noon, Saturday
Aside from different varieties of squash, this market also offers specialty produce such as mushrooms, herbs, and wheatgrass. This weekend, you’ll also find bone broth, Alaskan salmon, and drinkable goat milk yogurt. While at the market, shop for fresh produce such as new potatoes, bell pepper, and green onions. Aside from meat, dairy, and produce, the market also had different products such as room sprays, sugar scrub, and doggie biscuits, too. Here’s a full list of what the market will have this weekend.
Looking Ahead: Starting Aug. 13, the market will hand out $2,000 in vouchers to young customers in an effort to teach healthy buying habits. This program is the direct result of a grant from the Farmers Market Coalition and Chipotle. Learn more about the program here.
The Market |10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday – Sunday
The Shed |10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday and Sunday | 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday
Tonight, the market will host a First Friday celebration, which will kick off National Farmers Market Week. the market will be open until 9 p.m., and Mudhen will be open until 10 p.m., offering $3 draft beers. (Get the collard spring rolls while you’re there.) You can expect local specialty foods, live music, and “exclusive specials and promotions.”
Get to the market early and explore the the 26,000-square-foot food hall and vendor market that houses restaurants and a mix of local specialty foods, artisanal food vendors, and seating areas. Because the size of the market can be delightfully daunting, here are a few tips on how to navigate the space. This week, you can find peaches, arugula, and blackberries. The market’s 70-plus vendors often vary but a list of current vendors can be found here.
If you work or live downtown and want to get to the market during the week, keep this in mind: the market is now offering free shuttle rides throughout the week. Head to Akard and Main streets or Akard and Commerce streets to be picked up. Shuttles run every 15 minutes from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Denton Community Market
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays
If you’re looking for variety in your weekly farmers market trip, make the trek up 35 for Denton’s market. You’ll find the market in full swing at the Denton County Historical Park at Carroll Boulevard and Mulberry Street. Get there before 10 a.m. to participate in a free yoga class with Karma Yoga Denton. The market, which opened in 2010, has farms such as Aunt Sue’s Barn and 5G Farms. You’ll also find an assortment of vendors that carry artisan coffee, home items as well as clothing and accessories.
Lakeside Market | 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays
Vickery Meadow Market |10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays
Good Local Markets is winding down its 2016 Summer Homesteading Workshop Series. Through this summer-long series, participants will learn how to make everything from jams and salsas to bath bombs and woven wall hangings. The classes will take place at The Mix Co-working Space, located at 1450 Old Gate Lane, and Makers Connect, located at 10242 Northwest Highway. Each workshop lasts two hours. Reserve a workshop or see the full schedule and pricing here. (There are only two classes left in the series!)